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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC December 22, 2017 3 (USPS 916-360 ISSN 10634525) THE U.P. CATHOLIC The Newspaper of the Diocese of Marquette Publisher: Most Rev. John F. Doerfler Editor: John Fee Assistant Editor: Jamie Gualdoni Advertising Manager: Deacon Stephen Gretzinger Administrative Assistant: Sheila Wickenheiser Direct all news, correspondence and changes of address to: 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851. Postal authorities direct Form 3579 to: 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855. The U.P. CATHOLIC is the official publication of the Diocese of Marquette. All notices and regulations, appointments, assignments, etc., issued under the caption 'Official' are to be regarded as official communications of the Diocese of Marquette. Opinion columns, letters to the editor and advertisements that appear in this publication do not necessarily reflect the opinions held by The U.P. Catholic or the Diocese of Marquette. The diocese is prohibited from endorsing candidates for public office. Office of Publication: 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, Michigan. Periodical postage paid at Marquette, Michigan, 49855 and at additional entry office. Published semimonthly except during January, June, July, August, September, and November. The U.P. Catholic is provided to all registered U.P. parishioners. The cost for subscribers who are not registered members of a parish in the Marquette Diocese is $25/year. Advertising is $15.32/col inch unless specified otherwise. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The U.P. Catholic, 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851. FOR CHANGE OF ADDRESS or SUBSCRIPTION QUESTIONS CALL (906) 227-9104 Telephone: (906) 227-9131 Toll Free: 1-800-562-9745 (ext. 131) FAX: (906) 225-0437 ADVERTISING Toll-Free: (866) 452-5112 E-Mail: Editorial - editor@dioceseofmarquette.org Advertising - upc@new.rr.com TYLER RIVARD All Saints, Gladstone Sacred Heart Major Seminary WE INVITE YOU TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS. LOVING FATHER, MASTER OF THE HARVEST; PLEASE SEND MORE LABORERS TO WORK IN YOUR VINEYARD. AMEN. www.dioceseofmarquette.org/vocations HOW GOD CALLED TYLER... I was serving Mass one time and I saw the priest consecrating the Body and Blood of Christ. When I saw this happening, the Lord placed on my heart how beautiful a vocation to the priesthood is and that one day, I could possibly serve Him and bring others closer to Him through that ministry. I kept my heart open in discerning and He kept affirming that this is what Hes calling me to do in life. A world premiere of an installment of They Might Be Saints: Bishop Frederic Baraga from EWTN featur- ing the life of Bishop Frederic Baraga will be held Jan. 19, 2018 at St. Peter Cathedral. The 30-minute program shot on location in the U.P. will be a highlight of a two-day celebration of the life and commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of Ven- erable Baraga who is under consider- ation by the Vatican for sainthood. Len McKeen, executive director of the Baraga Association, said she is thrilled that the program to be aired on the Eternal Word Television Network will bring national, and even international attention to the first bishop of the Up- per Peninsula Catholic diocese. The event will also launch a self-guid- ed pilgrimage throughout the areas of Bishop Baragas ministry that lead to St. Peter Cathedral. Venerable Baragas remains are in a chapel dedicated to him at the cathedral. The pilgrimage is based loosely on the Camino de Santi- ago, or the Way of St. James that leads to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. See the insert in this issue of The U.P. Catholic for more information. Bishop Baragas zeal to bring people to Jesus led to a ministry that had great impact across the Upper Great Lakes, said McKeen. This pilgrimage will have points in 26 dioceses that lead through Baraga's mission field to his tomb, but ultimately to Jesus in His Church. The Jan. 19-20 celebration will begin on Friday with a Solemn Mass for the Dead at 5:30 p.m. Following that will be a meal, the world premiere and then Michael ONeill, The Miracle Hunter, will give a presentation titled They Might Be Saints: Holy Men and Women and the Search for Miracles. Highlights of the Saturday events in- clude a presentation at St. Peter Cathe- dral by Curtis Chambers who has snow- shoed more than 1,000 miles in Bishop Baragas footsteps. He will then lead a snowshoe walk at Holy Cross Cemetery in Marquette. A presentation by Father Corey Litzner on Bishop Baraga's first pastoral letter will take place in the afternoon. Family activities will take place throughout the day. The event will conclude with 4 p.m. Mass at St. Peter Cathedral and a ticketed dinner. Preregistration is required for meals and activities. Visit the Bishop Baraga Association website for full details at www.bishopbaraga.org. EWTN program featuring Bishop Baraga to premiere at January event Pope: Think 'being good' is enough? It's not. Go to Mass BY HANNAH BROCKHAUS CNA/EWTN NEWS According to Pope Francis, a Christian cant just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is the Eu- charist that provides the nourishment needed to truly live the Gospel well in our daily lives. How can we respond to those who say that there is no need to go to Mass, not even on Sundays, because what is important is to live well, to love our neighbors? Pope Francis said Dec. 13. It is true that the quality of the Chris- tian life is measured by the capacity to love, as Jesus says in the Gospels, he said. But how can we practice the Gospel without drawing the necessary strength to do it, one Sunday after another, from the inexhaustible spring of the Eucha- rist? During his Wednesday general audi- ence, he focused on the reasons why we must go to Mass every Sunday, besides the fact that it is a law of the Church, which he said is important, but not enough alone. Instead we must go deeper: We Christians need to participate in Sunday Mass because only with the grace of Jesus, with his living presence in us and among us, can we put into practice his commandment, and thus be his credible witnesses, he said. He explained how participating in the Eucharistic communion with Jesus here on earth helps us to anticipate heaven, where it will be Sunday without sun- set: no more tears, grief, or pain, but only the joy of living fully and forever with the Lord. At Sunday Mass we rest from the busyness and work of the week, which teaches us to place our trust in the Father, not in earthly things, the Pope said. In this same way, abstaining from unnecessary labor on Sundays helps us to live out our identity as sons and daughters of God, and not slaves. He also noted an important distinction about Mass, which is that Christians do not go in order to give something to God, but to receive from Him what we really need. This teaching is evoked in a prayer from the Roman Missal, which address- es God, saying: You do not need our praise, but for a gift of your love you call us to give you thanks; our hymns of blessing do not increase your greatness, but they obtain for us the grace that saves us, Pope Francis said. He then noted that there are some Christian communities which are not able to celebrate Mass every Sunday, but they are still called to gather together in prayer, to listen to the Word of God, and to nurture their desire for the Eucharist. Alternatively, there are many secular- ized societies which have entirely lost the Christian sense of an illuminated Sunday, he said. In this case we must help revive and recover the meaning of the day, he said, which should be celebrated with joy, with community, and with solidarity; as a day of rest that restores the soul and the body. DANIEL IBEZ CNA Pope Francis during a general audience in November.

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